Brunei records highest temperature of 36 degrees Celsius in January

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

BRUNEI Darussalam recorded its highest temperature for this year of 36 degrees Celsius in January, exceeding the maximum recorded temperature for 2015 of 35 degrees Celsius, says the Climate Services Division.

In a telephone interview yesterday, a representative of the division said that the second highest recorded temperature to date for 2016 — 35.4 degrees Celsius — was recorded this month (April 2016).

Meanwhile, Hassanul Kamal Hj Adam, who was the duty forecaster at the Meteorological Department yesterday, said that based on current meteorological data, the department was “expecting light thunderstorms mainly over the inland in the afternoons” for the next few days.

However, he said that these showers “won’t be significant”.

When asked, Hassanul said that various factors can contribute to overall air temperature experienced by the country, including wind, humidity and cloud cover levels.

Brunei is currently undergoing El Nino conditions, which began late last year and are expected to persist until June.

Members of the public who wish to get the latest weather updates can contact the Weather Line at 114 or visit the Meteorological Department’s website at www.met.gov.bn.

They can also follow the department’s Facebook page ‘Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department’ or use the Brunei WX mobile application.

The Brunei Times